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Business Expo, Taste of Town is Oct. 3

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By NICOLE JONES Company have begun signing up for the annual Business Expo and Taste of the Town, scheduled this  year on Oct. 3 at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Alvin. Hosted by the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, the expo is 2 to 7 p.m. with the theme, …

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City OKs revisions, trails committee

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By NICOLE JONES Manvel City Council approved revisions to its subdivision requirements and design criteria at its Aug. 5 meeting. Revisions to the subdivision rules include streamlining in some areas. “We’ve looked at some of the areas in which additional meetings or requirements have been included,” City Manager Kyle explained. …

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Manvel dealing with short, long-term growth

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By NICOLE JONES Site work is under way for a planned expansion of Manvel City Hall on Highway 6 to serve the city’s immediate growth needs while city leaders continue to think long-term. Manvel purchased 150 acres near state Hwy. 288 to be used for a future municipal center as …

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City seeking collaboration on drainage

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By NICOLE JONES Manvel city officials said they look forward to working with other entities to tackle current issues and plan for the future. Stormwater management has remained a priority of many communities after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast in August 2017. “We’re building a city, and …

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EMS honors longtime volunteer, namesake

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By NICOLE JONES It was the end of an era this summer, as EMS volunteer Hallie Booth closed the book on 33 years of community service. But her retirement didn’t come before Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3 decided its new EMS training facility would be officially named the …

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Grand Parkway input accepted until Aug. 12

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By Nicole Jones Public input regarding a possible delay of sections of Grand Parkway — including the one connecting I-45 to state Hwy. 288 —  will continue until Aug. 12. The Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed 10-year-plan beginning in 2020 lists four toll road projects throughout the state that are …

The Well honors two volunteers

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by Karolyn Gephart   Richard Arriaga, Director of The Well Food Pantry in Manvel, announced two Volunteers of the Month, Travis Griffith and Beatriz Pedroza. They were chosen out of more than 54 volunteers that Arriaga describes as “high spirited and enthusiastic.” Recently, volunteers at The Well served 305 families, including …

HEB talks to Manvel Council

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By Karolyn Gephart It is finally happening in Manvel. The city is getting its own grocery store. Representatives from HEB asked for and received a variance from the City Council at the recent Council meeting May 20, With Council approval, the HEB representatives reported they can begin the store development …

Vet given home in Pomona from nonprofit group

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V By Karolyn Gephart US Army Specialist Jeremy Visbal and his family have a new home in Manvel, thanks to Building Homes for Heroes. The national nonprofit builds and modifies home to gift mortgage-free to wounded veterans and their families. Recently, a ceremony to honor Visbal and his family was …

Froberg’s Farm offers perfect holiday gifts

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By Karolyn Gephart The perfect gifts for Christmas can be found as close as Frobergs Farm on Highway 6. The gifts are handmade products made by licensed Esthetician Ashley Froberg. Froberg creates a line of products that are made cruelty free and provides a way to relax and enjoy. She …